Pedro Gaseoso and Jorge Russel made Formula 1 debut at 2022 Azerbaijan GP

Pedro Gaseoso made his Formula 1 debut at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix last weekend.

Spanish Newspaper La voz de Galicia (the voice of Galicia) has brilliantly added a few new drivers to the grid in their classification of the Azerbaijan Grand Prix.

Max Verstappen led home Red Bull team-mate Sergio Perez for the team’s third one-two of the 2022 season, but behind them was an unfamiliar name in the form of Jorge Russel – Jorge being the Spanish translation of the name George.

They then classified Luis Hamilton in fourth but, perhaps the best of the lot, Pedro Gaseoso (Pierre Gasly) came home in fifth for Alfa, or AlphaTauri.

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They also labelled Alpine as the Spanish translation, Alpino next to Fernando Alonso’s name.

Gasly was also the recipient of another raucous “Pierre Gasly!” shout from Daniel Ricciardo in the media pen, making him a popular man after his best result of the season in P5.

It might even have ended up being a better result for the Frenchman had it not been for a Virtual Safety Car that gave Hamilton a cheap stop, but the Briton used his fresh tyres to catch and pass the AlphaTauri driver.

“We knew we’d have a chance to do well after seeing our pace in Monaco,” explained Gasly who, on the last stint, was on his final fresh set of tyres for the weekend on the Hards.

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“To be fighting with Lewis, probably not so that was slightly better than what we expected, and I’m really pleased because we did no mistakes all weekend.

“We showed good speed in practice; we managed to translate it into a good qualifying position and today was good.

“I had Lewis behind for quite a few laps, and we knew with our strategy with only one set of hard tyres, if there would be a Safety Car at the end in the last 20 laps it wouldn’t be great for us and unfortunately this is what happened.

“After, Lewis was just melting on me pretty fast; I tried to defend the best I could, but I didn’t manage to keep him behind.

“To take a P5 after the start of the year we had, I’m extremely happy with that.”

The teams and drivers have a short turnaround this weekend as they make the trip to North America for the first Canadian Grand Prix in three years.